Los Angeles-based Southern groove metal outfit ALL HAIL THE YETI recently filmed an incredible new video for the seventh track from their pending self-titled debut LP.
“The Art Of Mourning” is about a gunslinger who wants out of his “deviant” lifestyle, and is trying to settle down with his wife and kids, but the people above him don’t want to lose their best gun. So they murder his kids, rape and hang his wife. and leave them for dead on the porch of his burnt-down ranch. Now this torn man with nothing left, has to decide whether to come to terms with the consequences of a life that he chose. Or take revenge on the men that took everything from him. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia with director Rob Cantin, the video combines close-up performance footage of ALL HAIL THE YETI cut into a gritty, Western movie storyline chock full of old-school debauchery, brutal gunfights and gory head-shots utilizing actual .45 revolvers, a full-on lynching and all kinds of high-action entertainment!
Stated ALL HAIL THE YETI vocalist Connor Garritty on the video’s inception and creation: “Rob and I have been friends for many years and we share a love for the Old West and the gunfighters of the late 1800’s. We have done a couple paranormal investigations of hot spots like tombstone’s birdcage theater, and Bisbee Arizona, trying to get some sort of glimpse of what life would have been like back then. We had a blast making this clip and this is just the beginning for us. We are already in talks about the next one. With these ventures you learn new things every time, and each moment becomes a memory. That is the most important thing to us!”
Uniting elements of sludge metal, hardcore and groove-laden hard rock, ALL HAIL THE YETI’s self-titled debut album captures the act’s most crushing tunes to date, with over a solid hour of thunderous riffage. Featuring well-known tattoo artist Connor Garritty of Timeless Tattoos in Los Angeles, ALL HAIL THE YETI have forged their own path through what they see as a desolate Hollywood music scene, the hard-working unit dead-set against burning out like so many bands from the same town and scene have over the past few decades of heavy music. Recorded with producers Tommy Decker and Mike Sarkisyan the band’s debut LP will be released in North America via German metal juggernaut AFM Records on August 28th.